Jul 072011
More on Dropbox Terms of Service

Once again, Dropbox has updated their Terms of Service to address concerns that they were trying to claim ownership of its users files. They never were, but now they’re specifically saying so. I was especially pleased that they phrased the license approximately how I suggested, by dropping reference to the specific Section 106 rights. However, now they’ve opened up a new can of worms for themselves surrounding when they can disclose it. Here’s what their [...]

Jul 032011
Getting a License Grant Right

Dropbox recently updated its Terms of Service, generating some anger among its subscribers who misunderstood this language in the new terms: By submitting your stuff to the Services, you grant us (and those we work with to provide the Services) worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable rights to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works (such as translations or format conversions) of, perform, or publicly display that stuff to the extent we think it necessary for the Service. [...]